Chair (steel)


Marais A Chair (1934), Xavier Pauchard

Based in Autun, Burgundy, Xavier Pauchard (1880-1948) was a pioneer of galvanization in France. After World War I, he began to manufacture housewares from galvanized sheet-metal. In 1927, he shifted production to chairs, armchairs, stools and metal furniture, which he marketed under the Tolix brand.

Designed in 1934, the Marais A Chair is Pauchard’s most iconic design. This quintessential cafe chair also graced the decks of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner. All Tolix furniture is still made in Autun, the same Burgundy town where the company first began.

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© Tolix Steel Design SAS, Autun Cedex, France

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